Friday, October 30, 2009

The Inspiration... why Rustic Chic at Saltwater Farm Vineyard

It started with the setting.  After a fairly short search (my list of criteria combined with our guest list did not provide for a long list of reception site options in Connecticut) Dan and I chose Saltwater Farm Vineyard as our reception site.  The moment we turned down the slightly hidden long dirt drive I knew this was going to be the place.  
     Pulling up it is as though you are transported to another place, and inside the meticulously revitalized space (I don't dare say renovated as so much of the building's authenticity has been preserved) has such fantastic raw energy.  The space was originally a WWII aircraft hangar, which means towering high ceilings with gorgeous exposed wooden beams and ceilings.  The space comes as-is... and lends itself perfectly to personalization through colors, textures, linens, flowers, lighting, and all sorts of fabulous details.   
     While exhilarated by this I was also (ever so slightly) overwhelmed... until I met Sarah True.  Sarah is the creative event mastermind who after listening to my chaotic inspiration list (French Provincial meets Paris Chic, vineyard but not too wine focused, fall but not overkill of oranges and yellow, soft & warm lighting, browns, dark blues, dark purples, flowers but not too flowery, candles, lanterns, and the list goes on...) somehow deciphered it all into a Rustic Chic inspiration - and it just fit!  I am so excited (and lucky) to have Sarah working on our wedding; I cannot image attempting it without her.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let there be Light!

and my obsession with lighting begins



How wonderful it is! Rich, buttery, sparkly, ambiance creating, magical, mood altering, LIGHT Such endless possibilities!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Navy... Rustic...& Chic!

Loving the use of  navy table linens (one of my colors!)

Images from an absolutely gorgeous wedding on Ruffled

Monday, October 26, 2009

Parisian Countryside Chic Wedding 


Friday, October 23, 2009

...And They Lived Happily Ever After

     Begin with the End in Mind.  It is one of the first principles of project management taught in business school, it is habit #2 of Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and, to keep from becoming completely overwhelmed with the million mile long to-do list ahead of me, it is the way I have chosen to embark on the quest to plan Dan and my wedding on October 23, 2010...  exactly one year from today.
     Motivated by my recent addiction to wedding blogs, I've decided to attempt my own. I like to think (hope!) that this blog will become an organizational tool of sorts for me, as well as a potentially helpful & informational resource for others, as my search for inspiration to create our Rustic Chic style wedding begins!

P.S. I'm brand new to blogging, so pardon my blog etiquette... it's a work in progress. 

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